We haven’t posted since 2017, whoops! The last five years brought 4 babies, weddings, a pandemic, historic high temps and historic lows. So here’s a quick recap:
2018 – Cthulhu wins states in 48 degrees
2019 – Elephants at Lake Geneva in -21 degrees
2020 – the team adds new members while we welcome two new babies
2021 – Covid has us sitting this year out.
2022 – oops more babies
Today – we are finally ready to start applying and getting the ol’ team back together! We never stopped planning our next sculpture so we have many stored sketches to pull from. We hope you’ll join us on our journey of getting our tired bodies back on the block
The trio is back for another year! We’ve chosen to stay close to our roots and carve at Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Michigan. We will be on the block January 27th – 30th. We always welcome visitors and would love to see your smiling faces 🙂
Without fail, last year we began concepting for this year before we were even off the block. As our design took shape, and then was reshaped again and again we had side-line seats to major injustices and violence in the world. Some of it in our own back yard of Flint and Detroit. We turned our faces toward change and looked to how we can make a difference in this new year. Below is a synopsis of our 2016 sculpture:
Over the past year our team has been preoccupied with the negative events of the world. As parents and teachers, we look at what we can do for the next generation. There are the big things and then there are the small. We can teach the world’s children to improve where we’ve failed, to be compassionate and graceful, to have understanding and yet be bold and fight for their rights and the rights of others. We will teach them to stand on our shoulders, to be better than we have been.
Our sculpture depicts an elder facing a youth. The backside of the elder’s head is partially torn away to showing gears turning in his head. He hopes for a better future and a perfected generation as he visualizes what he wants this youth to become. The youth has components of these gears that make up his face. The youth represents a bright future, an investment in the next generation and a learning from past mistakes. As well as hope, love and community. Something we need now more than ever.
We are so excited to be invited to the 2015 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. Follow us to keep up to date on our progress throughout the week (1/26-1/31).
This year we are sculpting a polar bear balancing on a floating chunk of ice while carefully studying a playful trout. A shiny blanket of ice will lie over the base of the sculpture to represent the water’s surface. While the trout will be partially submersed under the water, only showing his head and tail fin.